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Table 1 Patient Characteristics and Hospital Outcomes (N = 4783)

From: Geriatrics-focused indicators predict mortality more than age in older adults hospitalized with COVID-19

Patient Characteristics and Hospital Outcomes M (SD) or n (%)
Age 77.4 (8.4) (range 65-107)
Sex
 Male 2673 (55.9)
 Female 2110 (44.1)
Race
 Black 971 (20.3)
 Asian 388 (8.1)
 White 2267 (47.4)
 Other 971 (20.3)
 Not available 186 (3.9)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic/Latino 716 (15.0)
 Not Hispanic/Not Latino 4067 (85.0)
Insurance
 Medicaid/Uninsured 308 (6.4)
 Medicare/Private Insurance 4475 (93.6)
Comorbidities
 Diabetes Mellitus 1749 (36.6)
 Hypertension 2924 (61.1)
 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 415 (8.7)
 Interstitial Lung Disease 265 (5.5)
 Asthma 239 (5.0)
 Cancer 419 (8.8)
 Coronary Artery Disease 261 (5.5)
 Atrial Fibrillation 713 (14.9)
 Chronic Kidney Disease 787 (16.5)
 Dementia 629 (13.2)
Body Mass Index
 Underweight (below 18.5) 104 (2.2)
 Normal (18.5 to 24.9) 1016 (21.1)
 Overweight (25 to 29.9) 1242 (26.0)
 Obese (30 or above) 983 (20.6)
 Missing 1438 (30.1)
Comorbidity Index*a 3.4 (SD 2.9) (range 0-20)
Residence Prior to Admission
 Home 3769 (78.8)
 Facility 1014 (21.2)
Advance Directives
 Early DNRb (within 24 h of admission) 279 (5.8)
Severity of Acute Illness
 Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) 3.7 (2.0)
 Oxygen Therapy on Arrival
  None 980 (20.5)
  Nasal Cannula 3133 (65.5)
  Nonrebreather 453 (9.5)
  Mechanical Ventilation 217 (4.5)
Hospital Outcomes
 Length of Stay (days) 9.9 (9.5)
 Median (days) 7
 Hospital Mortality 1738 (36.3)
 Discharge Disposition
  Home 2011 (42.1)
  Facility 1034 (21.6)
  Expired 1738 (36.3)
 30-Day readmission 325 (6.8)
  1. *a = excluding age component
  2. b DNR Do Not Resuscitate